2012 APIASF Higher Education Summit Agenda

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Advancing the Democratic Mission of Higher Education:
The Relevance of Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.
Pavilion Room
June 20, 2012

MORNING 9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Welcome 9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m.
White House Priorities 9:10 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Discuss the nation's economic outlook as it relates to responding to larger educational priorities pertaining to the broader multicultural community and in particular APIAs.
The Changing Face of the Nation 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Ashley Finley, Senior Director of Assessment and Research, Association of American Colleges and Universities

Estela Bensimon, Professor of Higher Education and Co-Director of the Center for Urban Education (CUE), USC Rossier School of Education
Brian Murphy, President, De Anza College
Robert Teranishi, Associate Professor of Higher Education, New York University and Principal Investigator for The National Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Research in Education

The on-stage participants will engage in a robust discussion publicly about what the 2010 U.S. Census data reveal about APIAs in the U.S. and how the 2010 U.S. Census data impacts the educational policies, institutions, and students as it relates to the diversity and equity, particularly for APIA students. The conversations will highlight what democracy means to APIAs and the crucial role of institutions that serve APIAs, such as AANAPISIs, in advancing the democratic mission of higher education.

Round Table Discussions 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
LUNCH 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
AFTERNOON 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Context Setting 1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Panel: The Collective Strength of MSIs in Advancing the Democratic Mission of Higher Education 1:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.


Michelle Cooper, President, Institute of Higher Education Policy
Timothy Fong, Chair of Department of Ethnic Studies, California State University, Sacramento
Marybeth Gasman, Professor of Higher Education, University of Pennsylvania
Mike Tuitasi, Vice President of Student Affairs, Santa Monica College
Robert Underwood, President, University of Guam / Vice Chairman, APIACU Board of Directors

The panelists will highlight how collectively MSIs can contribute to advancing the democratic mission of higher education by facilitating the goals of college completion for underserved students and to essentially respond to larger educational and economic disparities (i.e., high school dropout rates, college attendance, workforce mobility, and obtainment of leadership and decision-making positions in the workforce) that exist within the APIA community and the greater multicultural community. Panelists will also shed light on access to resources to ensure sustainable mechanisms to address the broader educational and economic disparities.

Break 2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Round Table Discussions 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closing 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Scholar Speakers
Umar Hafeez, Gates Millennium Scholarship Recipient, Drexel University
Joan Kim, APIASF Community College Scholarship Recipient, South Seattle Community College
Andy Tang, APIASF Scholarship Recipient, University of Washington

Closing Speaker
Sefa Aina, Associate Dean and Director of the Asian American Resource Center, Pomona College
Neil Horikoshi, President & Executive Director, APIASF

Reception 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.